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Whitney - 'happy with performance'

Whitney - 'happy with performance'

The Saddlers went down 2-1 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday in a game which featured a red card for Rovers' 'keeper Sam Slocombe. Jon Whitney's men were unable to capitalise on the advantage and conceded an 88th minute Olly Clarke winner.

Whilst Whitney was disappointed about the result, the overall performance gave him some cause for optimism.

Speaking to the Express & Star Whitney, said:

"I am disappointed with the result but happy with the performance.

'I think that performance was better than Portsmouth. I think we contained Portsmouth but today I felt we were the team who was on top.

"We came out for the second half and started really well. We were on the front foot and put them under a lot of pressure."

Both Rovers' goals were the result of individual mistakes, Jon Guthrie for the first and Shaun Donnellan for the second, but Whitney refused to single out any of his players for criticism.

"Collectively we make mistakes together. We got punished today. But I thought we were the better team and we created some great chances.'

The Saddlers travel to Rotherham United on Tuesday evening for another tricky away assignment, still searching for a first away victory this calendar year.

We'll have live coverage of the game via our Twitter page.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday September 10 2017
Time: 10:01PM

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